Round Up: Back to School

Back to School1. Aemelia Book Cover by Franklin Habit

2. French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi

3. George Sand by Katie Rose Pryal

4. Stadium Blanket by Allyson Dykhuizen

5. Sea Anemone Messenger Bag by Mel Clark

6. Lots of coffee beans by shika

7. Winter Ear Warmer by Elisa McLaughlin

8. Pencil Case by Doodlenoodle

9. Boutique Laptop Sleeve by Rachael Oglesby

Helle Jorgensen of Gooseflesh

Helle Jorgensen is a talented fiber artist who works a lot with hemp and driftwood.  She is a girl after my own heart with natural  weavings, and crochet embellished driftwood.
6a00d8341c748c53ef0163058b7292970d-800wi Helle is a definite inspiration for thinking outside the box in creating.

Driftwood in Fiber Art

There are so many inspired ways to use driftwood in any art form. From sculpture, to painting, to fiber art, the possibilities are endless.  Just type “driftwood art” into a google search and look at what comes up.  Be warned, however, it is tempting to spend all day looking at what artists are creating with driftwood.
imagesby April Rose

Dance-smallby Susanna Bauer

80480_28Mar12_slate4by Tekky on Craftster

Driftwoodby Carrie Beachey (a sneek peek)

NeSpoon

470a46c9d38ba61289b7286f304e1a04I first came across this image on the internet a year or more ago.  I was instantly inspired by it and used it as a desktop image for a long time.  It got my wheels turning, as I  thought about ways I could do something similar on our favorite beach.

a312fd478d6b21b1287bc76128e7e853It only seems fitting that I share some of this artists work with you here as I begin looking at driftwood in the Creating with Nature series.

NeSpoon_Goa_02The artist creating these art installations goes by NeSpoon and is from Warsaw, Poland. Much of her work is street art, but she also enjoys bringing her urban touch to the beach. Her work can be found all over the world.  Here is an installation she created in Goa, Indiana.

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Mr. Sajid is a homeless man living on the beach in the Sinai.  Here, the two of them are working to add some art to his home.  More pictures of this installation can be found here.

I am a long time admirer, and avid scouter for street art.  I am the only person I know who actually enjoys waiting for a train to cross.  When you live in rural America surrounded by small towns, trains are the best place to find awesome street art!  Anyway, I am greatly inspired by this artist in her way of combining street art with fiber art.

4c17c28c6cdf213569a6e4ec67e862d8 05f52585d5fb57001e992ad67f54dc0d. . . and this is just awesome. . .

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Valentine Truffles xoxo

IMG_0099These valentine truffles are the PERFECT gift for a fiber artist/scrapbooker/art journalist.  They are crocheted chocolate (or white chocolate) on the outside, & in center, there is a fiber surprise! There might be a few yards of silk ribbon, some antique buttons, novelty yarn. . .

On the bottom of each truffle, there is a little “tag”.  Pull on this tag until the crochet stitches begin to unravel (you may need to help it along bit to get it started). As the truffle unravels the filing is  revealed.

You can find a pattern for making these truffles here.  They would make a great party favor for a knitting circle’s valentine’s day party!

I will be offering one lucky follower this valentine’s day gift of 6 assorted truffles to say “Thanks for being apart of my knitting circle!”  For your chance to win, just click on the “follow The Fiber Nest” button on the sidebar.  The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day!

xoxo

Valentine Truffles xoxo

IMG_0099These valentine truffles are the PERFECT gift for a fiber artist/scrapbooker/art journalist.  They are crocheted chocolate (or white chocolate) on the outside, & in center, there is a fiber surprise! There might be a few yards of silk ribbon, some antique buttons, novelty yarn. . .

On the bottom of each truffle, there is a little “tag”.  Pull on this tag until the crochet stitches begin to unravel (you may need to help it along bit to get it started). As the truffle unravels the filing is  revealed.

You can find a pattern for making these truffles here.  They would make a great party favor for a knitting circle’s valentine’s day party!

I will be offering one lucky follower this valentine’s day gift of 6 assorted truffles to say “Thanks for being apart of my knitting circle!”  For your chance to win, just click on the “follow The Fiber Nest” button on the sidebar.  The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day!

xoxo